SwimmerBy Judy Hedding

Many cities within the metro Phoenix area have extensive aquatic programs that include swimming lessons for all ages.

You can check your city’s recreation program to get specifics on program offerings, costs and locations. Here are some of the most highly populated cities with aquatics programs. Nonresidents may also be allowed to register, but may pay a higher fee for participation.

There are several private companies in the Phoenix area that offer swim classes for children. Here are a few:

The Valley of the Sun YMCA has locations all over the Greater Phoenix Area, and offers swim lessons for ages infant through teens.

Learning to be a strong swimmer is important, especially when you have a pool on your property. Be safe this fourth of July holiday and be safe!

Originally posted on phoenix.about.com.